ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological condition which makes it hard for people to think before acting and/or speaking, pay attention, stay focused, and to sit still.

Community Partners

You can contact the partners below to get more information and assistance.

  • CanLearn Society

    The CanLearn Society offers help and assistance for those with ADHD.
    1117 Macleod Trail Southeast #100, Calgary, AB T2G 2M8
    Toll Free: 1-877-686-9300 Local: 403-686-9300

Web Content


    CADDAC or the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada is a national, non-profit, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. Their website is full of information about ADHD for children, teenagers, and adults which CADDAC hopes will support those affected by ADHD.


    The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance or CADDRA is non-profit multi-disciplinary alliance of healthcare professionals working to support individuals with ADHD and their families. Their vision states that they aim, ‘to improve the quality of life and reduce the suffering of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families while maximizing their potential across the lifespan.' Visit their website for current information targeted at educators, adults, parents, children, and adolescents.


    CHADD or Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder was formed in 1987 in the USA by professionals who were keen to work with children with ADHD. This organization seeks to advocate, support, and provide information for those with ADHD.

  • Totally ADD

    Totally ADD was created by a team of individuals who either have ADHD or are affected by it. This uses humour to present reliable and current ADHD information. They are dedicated to helping adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and those affected by it, (family, employers, health professionals, etc.) liberate themselves from fear, shame, and stigma and create a life they love.

  • ADHD Families

    Developed by the CanLearn Society, ADHD Families offers a wealth of information and learning opportunities and information to support parents and their children diagnosed with ADHD. Between a page recommending assistive technology and a virtual library you will have a lot at your disposal. Free membership also offers access to forums and more!

  • Healthy Children

    From the American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Children has current information written with parents in mind. Search ADHD to find what you need. The information is also available in Spanish. La información también está disponible en español.

  • My ADHD

    In addition to the free ADHD information on My ADHD, you can subscribe for a small fee to gain access to a collection of online tools developed to evaluate, monitor and treat children and adults who have symptoms of ADHD and related disorders.

  • MyHealthAlberta

    MyHealthAlberta has detailed peer reviewed information that you can access by searching ADHD.

  • has a wealth of information about ADHD written for kids, teens, and parents. Search 'ADHD' to be taken to many relevant and easy to understand articles.

  • American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry

    The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry has created an online family resource center. It is both easy to understand and navigate. Simply search ADHD. There are also videos with statements from professionals to help further your understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

  • Attention Deficit-Info

    Created and developed by Annick Vincent, physician-psychiatrist, Attention Deficit- Info is dedicated to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
    Site créé et élaboré sous la coordination de Dr Annick Vincent, médecin-psychiatre. Dédié au trouble du déficit de l'attention avec ou sans hyperactivité (TDAH).

  • PANDA du Québec

    Le Regroupement des associations de parents PANDA du Québec est la référence en matière d'aide aux associations PANDA et aux parents ayant un enfant atteint du trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec ou sans hyperactivité (TDAH). - depuis leur site

Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

ADHD for Kids & Teens

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ADHD for Parents

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Generously supported by the Owerko Family Fund for Brain Health through the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

Thank you to both our friends at CanLearn Society and to Dr. Lemay for their contributions.


This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or